The Lacuna - Barbara Kingsolver

The Lacuna

By Barbara Kingsolver

  • Release Date: 2009-11-03
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 317 Ratings


In The Lacuna, her first novel in nine years, Barbara Kingsolver, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Poisonwood Bible and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, tells the story of Harrison William Shepherd, a man caught between two worlds—an unforgettable protagonist whose search for identity will take readers to the heart of the twentieth century’s most tumultuous events.


  • The Lacuna

    By Lissabw
    Incredible. Just when I though Ms. Kingsolver couldn't bowl me over again. What a wonderful story!
  • Thought Provoking

    By Vickles22
    I barely put this book down. A fascinating read with richly developed characters and locales that were brought to life by Barbara Kingsolver's excellent storytelling skills. I will miss Shepard, Frida and Violet. My mind is still mulling over events in their lives. A must read from a great author!
  • Amazing!!!

    By Jfraioli23
    Absolutely beautiful. I found myself taking this book apart slowly, savoring each little word as though somehow I could make it last forever. By far my favorite of her works, and that is saying something.
  • La Cuna

    By Peggy Page
    Wonderful book. Moving, uplifting, smart. Love how it flows through time and cultures. Lush language, startling twists and turns.
  • Beautiful reading.

    By Elizabeth333
    Amazing. Another glorious read from Kingsolver.
  • The Lacuna

    By OutOfHand
    An excellent read, well suited to our times.
  • Excellent!

    By Ragimo
    This book was captivating from start to finish. The history included was made to be very interesting. The main character kept me page turning for more, the development of the characters was phenomenal. I have already recommended it to many friends and family of all reading styles. I just hated for the book to end.
  • Worth reading

    By Ryskalchick
    This book replaces 'The Bean Trees' as my favorite Kingsolver book. It was the first book I have read in a long time that was more then a distraction for my train ride to work; I stayed up all night unable to put it down. Mrs. Kingsolver has a way of story telling that is unique to mainstream authors... If a friend asked me what the story was about, I have no way of answering that does any justice to the way she tells a story... "it's a life story of a boy that goes diving and grows up to work for diego and frida, then goes on to be a writer". It should be read by all, you won't regret buying this book